Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2.

All of our English and Reading work links to our engaging class texts, which I'm sure some of you will be familiar with. Some of the texts we enjoy in Year 2 include: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Tunnel and The Enormous Turnip. You will learn how to write creative and lively narratives through your use of adjectives and description as well as looking at different conjunctions to extend your sentences. Maths in Year 2 is very hands on and practical and I'm sure you will love learning in this way. You will learn how to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers in different ways and apply this to problem solving and reasoning questions. You will also begin learning your 2, 5 and 10-times table, so you can recall these facts by heart. In maths, you will also look at identifying and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes as well as telling the time to the quarter hour.

During the Autumn term you will enjoy the topic 'Coastline' where you will learn about the countries in the United Kingdom and begin to locate familiar coastlines within these. You will also enjoy 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' looking at different castles and how they have changed over the years.

In the Spring term you will learn about a number of significant people from the past and consider the impact they have had on our lives today in the topic 'Movers and Shakers'. You will also have the chance to sing and boogie along to different pieces of music looking at rhythm, tempo and pitch in our 'Beat, Band, Boogie' topic.

Finally, in the Summer term you will become entomologists and develop your knowledge of living things and habitats by looking at and dealing with different minibeasts in the 'Wriggle and Crawl' topic. Linked closely to this is our 'Scented Garden' topic where you will explore the sensory world of plants and learn how plants grow but also how we use them in our everyday lives.

Year 2 staff are Miss Lockett and Miss Hassall.

Our Learning

Find out what we are learning in Summer Term 2022:

Learn more about the Key Stage 1 SATs taken by Year 2 pupils: